Thursday, July 8 2021

THE BIG ISSUES

LEADING THE AGENDA

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Threats of violence don’t put Zuma above the law

No-one wants another Marikana, but if he and his fans are not held to account lawlessness will continue unabated

5 min read
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SA’s future is hanging by a thread. Will it snap this week?

If our leaders do not step up, we are doomed to join the rogue nations of Africa and Latin America

4 min read
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So help me God, Carl has not shamed the ANC’s good name

Niehaus’s suspension letter is fiction - the party sold the struggle and brought its name into disrepute years ago

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read

SMART NEWS

IN ONE TAKE

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D-Day for teachers: last chance for education sector to get jab

However, National Teachers’ Union has asked for the vax programme to be extended by a week or two ‘to mop up’

Prega Govender
Journalist
2 min read
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Keeping kids out of school makes no difference to Covid peaks: data

In under-19s, confirmed cases were five times lower and hospitalisations 13 times lower than in the rest of the populace

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter
2 min read
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Young doctors heading to court to force government to place them in jobs

The interns were supposed to be placed by July 1, but ‘about 200’ are still being pushed from pillar to post

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist
2 min read
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Beauty from cruelty: art made from Zim snares helps save wild dogs

Painted Dog Conservation involves local communities with conservation in an educational and artistic way

By Sharon Mazingaizo
2 min read

IDEAS

FEEDING YOUR MIND

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Bad legal advice or not, Zuma must be treated like any other SA citizen

The former president has been given every opportunity to come to the table. The law must now take its course

4 min read
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Ripping the covers off covers

Book covers are important when enticing buyers, so why are some so boring, others so beguiling?

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times Book Editor
2 min read
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PODCAST | Flying lessons with Pravin Gordhan

If SA’s national carrier, its harbours or power generation are on your radar, tune in to Peter Bruce

Peter Bruce
Editor-at-large & columnist
1 min read

WORLD

THE NEWS YOU DON'T NORMALLY GET TO HEAR

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Eye on the world - July 8 2021

Six of the best pictures of the day

By Reuters
0 min read
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Haiti president gunned down as gangs, police fight for control of capital

There are now fears Haiti will descend further into chaos, with the Dominican Republic closing its border

By Andre Paultre
2 min read
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The unvaxed masses: Trump country rejects vaccines despite Delta threat

Joe Biden has missed a July 4 target for 70% coverage after politically conservative areas balk at vaccinations

By Josh Wingrove
15 min read
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WeChat? Not if you are part of the Chinese LGBTI community

The social media platform has deleted a number of students’ accounts because they ‘violated regulations’

By Pak Yiu
1 min read
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China readies for a ‘rather nice’ war that could be crucial to our planet

Experts say they could deflect an asteroid from its path by 1,4 times Earth’s radius if rockets hit it together

By Ryan Woo
2 min read

LIFE

EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MATTERS

War of the words: Thebe Magugu uses fashion to fight corruption

Award-winning designer is inspired by ‘1984’ and SA’s brave whistle-blowers as he makes his Pitti Uomo debut

By Thango Ntwasa
2 min read

Trend alert: guys, it’s time to crop those tops and show some skin

From Fendi to Prada the exposed midriff has become man’s new best friend

By Sahil Harilal & Thango Ntwasa
1 min read

All the world really is a stage as theatres embrace a digital future

A tool that switches between cameras to allow a single performance rather than many takes is changing the boards

By Barbara Lewis and Supantha Mukherjee
4 min read

SPORT

FINISH LINE ESSENTIALS

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In the Lion of fire: Covid blow leaves tour in the balance

Lions manager tests positive and Springbok Test on Friday is cancelled due to increased Covid cases

By Mark Gleeson
1 min read
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The job is not done yet‚ says Simbine after breaking Africa 100m record

SA speedster Akani Simbine is peaking at just the right time ahead of the Tokyo Olympics

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
1 min read
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Resilient Italy show ability to suffer as well as entertain

After being written off before the tournament, the Azzuri head to Sunday’s final unbeaten and full of confidence

By Alasdair Mackenzie
2 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE